Sign in to follow this  

Heating Glass Near Moulding


TintDude

Heating Glass Near Moulding

This week's tip:

When heating the outside of glass near the edge of the rubber moulding to lay down stubborn edges or small fingers, use a hardcard with a glove on or shop towel wrapped around hand to put between glass and molding to prevent burning the rubber moulding.

I use one specific white teflon hardcard for this because it will deform the edge of the card from taking the heat.

It also takes away the worry of burning the mirror housing on the new Fords.

Been doing this for a while now and haven't smelled rubber yet You might smell your hand though if you don't protect it At times I will use a corner of the heated card to push down the film.

Sign in to follow this  


User Feedback

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.


TintDude.com

The Window Tinting Resource

 Here, through an open forum, professional window tinters are able to form a community and share experiences and information, resulting in higher quality installations and products while driving innovation in the industry.

Our Forums:
Forum Index
The front page of the forum, listing all forum sections etc.

General Discussion
An open forum for the window tinting professional

Window Film / Inventory
Discuss window films brands and choices.

Automotive - Makes and Models
Glass tinting information for specific types of cars.
64 sections devoted to individual makes and models.

Commercial and Residential
The flat glass window film forums.
   Plotters and Cutting Systems
Tint and vinyl graphics, plotters, sign making, etc.

Paint Protection Film
Clear bra/PPF film: where to buy, what to use etc.

Tint Tools and Equipment
Discuss window tint tools, where to buy, what to use etc.

Shop Management
Forum for shop owners.

Classifieds / Employment
Job/Help Wanted
  



What is window tinting?
 Window tinting is the phrase usually used to describe the process of applying window film to car windows or flat glass in homes and buildings.

 Window tint or film is constructed of one or more layers of polyester film darked or dyed with a variety of components to achieve different results. It is coated with an adhesive and generally applied to the inner surface of windows to reduce heat, light and improve aesthetics. Thicker versions are used as a safety film to help prevent injuries and to slow intruders.

 Having glass tinted can generally reduce the need for air conditioning and can pay for itself over time in residential and commercial applications. Many modern window films are able to achieve a great amount of heat reduction without as much visible light reduction compared to the window films of the past.

 Many commonly used tools and techniques in use today are direct results of this site. Become a member and join us on the forum. It has grown to include members from all over the world, from consumers with questions, to new tinters, seasoned veterans, industry representatives and innovators.